Meet Our Vice President of Instruction Finalists!
We invite you to attend the Open Forums and meet our final candidates. The Open Forums are a venue for the campus community to learn more about each finalist and engage in a Q & A format with them. This also provides an opportunity for the candidates to meet the outstanding students, staff, faculty and administration which make our campus community so unique.
Tuesday, March 13 – Mr. Kurt Hueg
Wednesday, March 14 – Dr. Char Perlas
Thursday, March 15 – Dr. Tammy Robinson
Each of the three days, student forums will be held from 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. (pizza will be served!) and campus forums from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. (Light refreshments will be available)
Building 6, Rooms 101/102
Mr. Kurt Hueg - Tuesday, March 13
Mr. Kurt Hueg, Dean of the Business and Social Sciences Division at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, is an experienced community college leader with a diverse background and a passion for innovation, teaching and student success. As a leader in the development of high-quality online learning programs and a part-time business instructor, Hueg’s Division has grown to offer over 500 fully online courses each year, 10 fully online associate degrees and eight fully online associate degrees for transfer. Prior to becoming a Dean, Hueg was a successful marketing and communications professional who served as an Associate Vice President of External Relations and Director of Marketing and Communications for Foothill College. Having worked in many facets of community college leadership, Hueg is focused on improving student equity in all learning modalities and finding new ways to create classroom engagement and support for students on the margins of success. Hueg recently served as the Acting Vice President of Instruction for Foothill College and has expertise in enrollment management, curriculum development, governmental relations, accreditation, technology, and public relations. As Dean of the Business and Social Sciences Division, he supervises the largest academic division at Foothill College, comprising the departments of accounting, anthropology, business, child development, education, economics, geography, geospacial technology, history, Learning in New Media Classrooms (LINC), philosophy, political science, psychology, special education, sociology and women’s studies.
Hueg holds a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA. He transferred to UCLA from Saddleback College, where he studied journalism.
Dr. Char Perlas - Wednesday, March 14
Dr. Char Perlas is a first generation Filipino-American and, former community college student, whose focus has been on increasing the educational opportunities of disproportionately impacted students. She has witnessed firsthand the challenges of navigating through the California Community College system and, it’s this experience that fuels her passion to work with community college students. Dr. Perlas has 18 years of professional experience in the California Community College system, serving in roles as tenured instructor, program manager, accreditation lead and administrator. Currently, Dr. Perlas serves as the Dean of Science and Math at Chabot College. The Science and Math Division is the largest division at Chabot comprising of over 120 Full-time/Part-Time faculty and 164 FTEF annually. Since serving as the Dean, her Division has consistently exceeded enrollment and productivity targets. Dr. Perlas’s previous positions include: Dean of Workforce Development, Applied Sciences and Math at College of Alameda and the following positions at Mission College: Director of MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement), Division Chair of Student Services and Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator. Additionally, Dr. Perlas serves as the administrative lead for the following initiatives: 17-19 Integrated Plan, Non-Credit Instruction, AB 705, Basic Skills Student Outcomes Transformation, and Gender Equity Taskforce.
Dr. Perlas is actively involved in her community. She is currently a mentor for Girls Inc. of the Island City and a member of the American Association of University Women. She takes pride in building relationships with community partners and looks forward to strengthen linkages among CBOs, Industry and Cañada College. Dr. Perla holds a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis on Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis on Organizational Change from California State University, East Bay, a Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on School Counseling, PPS Credential from California State University, Sacramento and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from California State University, Fresno.
Dr. Tammy Robinson - Thursday, March 15
Dr. Tammy Robinson has served as the Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services and is currently the Dean of Social Science and Creative Arts at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. Dr. Robinson has over twenty years of experience as a community college administrator and faculty member. Her most recent position was as interim Vice President of Academic Services Services/Athletic Director/CIO at Lassen Community College in Susanville, California. She was also the Department Chair of English/ESL/Linguistics Department at Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles California.
Dr. Robinson holds a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Community College Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an Associate of Arts degree in Social Science from Cerritos College.
Below is the full-day schedule for each finalist. Events in green are OPEN to the campus community.